Dr. Shalev-Benami received her bachelor's degree in Molecular Biochemistry from the Technion Institute of Technology in 2006. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where she conducted her graduate research under the mentorship of Prof. Miriam Altstein. After receiving her M.Sc. in 2008, she returned to the Technion to peruse her Ph.D. in Structural Biology under the supervision of Prof. Timor Baasov and Prof. Noam Adir. Her Ph.D. studies focused on X-ray crystallographic studies of RNA and structure-based drug design. In 2013, she joined the lab of Prof. Ada Yonath at the Weizmann Institute of Science as a postdoctoral fellow, working on structural investigations of eukaryotic ribosomes. In 2015, she joined the lab of Prof. Georgios Skiniotis at the University of Michigan where she further perused her structural studies of eukaryotic ribosomes through single particle electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM). In 2017, Dr. Shalev-Benami continued her studies under the supervision of Prof. Skiniotis at Stanford University where she focused on structural characterization of membrane proteins using cryo-EM. In December 2018, Dr. Shalev-Benami joined the Weizmann Institute of Science, where her research focuses on the visualization of macromolecular complexes involved in cell-cell communication by cryo-EM.